Performance of thinly traded assets: A case in real estate Article

Cheng, P, Lin, Z, Liu, Y. (2013). Performance of thinly traded assets: A case in real estate . 48(3), 511-536. 10.1111/fire.12013

cited authors

  • Cheng, P; Lin, Z; Liu, Y

fiu authors

abstract

  • Thinly traded private assets do not fit into the traditional finance paradigm of a liquid and well-functioning market where trading is continuous and instantaneous. Since private assets cannot be bought and sold easily, they bear liquidity risk. Classical finance theories cannot properly gauge the performance of illiquid private assets because they implicitly assume such illiquidity is trivial. This paper proposes an alternative performance metric for the illiquid private asset, which explicitly captures liquidity risk in a formal analysis. Applying the new performance metric, we are able to explain the decades-old "real estate risk premium puzzle." © 2013, The Eastern Finance Association.

publication date

  • August 1, 2013

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start page

  • 511

end page

  • 536

volume

  • 48

issue

  • 3